Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) aka: bitter gourd, balsam-pear, ampalaya, goya, karela, is a round green vegetable with white flesh and large seeds in the center.

Health Benefits of Bitter Melon

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How to choose Bitter Melon

Look for bitter melons with a vibrant color and firm flesh. Avoid any melons which look wilted or have discolorations.

Climate and origin

Bitter melons grow in a tropical to sub-tropical climate. Particularly India, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Taste

Bitter melon has a light crunchy texture and a bitter taste.

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Bitter Melon + Complete Nutrition Facts

Vitamin A | Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Potassium | Zinc |

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g
Calories
% Daily Value*
Total Fat g%
    Saturated Fat g%
Cholesterol mg%
Sodium mg%
Total Carbohydrate g%
    Dietary Fiber g%
    Sugar g~
Protein g~
Vitamin A%Vitamin C%
Calcium%Iron%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A IU%
    Retinol equivalents μg~
    Retinol μg~
    Alpha-carotene μg~
    Beta-carotene μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin μg~
Vitamin C mg%
Vitamin D IU (μg)%
    D2 Ergocalciferol IU (μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol IU (μg)
Vitamin E mg%
Vitamin K μg%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 μg~
Vitamin B12 μg%
Thiamin mg%
Riboflavin mg%
Niacin mg%
Pantothenic acid mg%
Vitamin B6 mg%
Folate μg%
    Folic Acid μg~
    Food Folate μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents μg~
Choline mg~
Lycopene μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium mg%
Iron mg%
Magnesium mg%
Phosphorus mg%
Sodium mg%
Potassium mg%
Zinc mg%
Copper mg%
Manganese mg%
Selenium μg%
Water g~
Ash g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3smg
18D3 Linolenicmg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoicmg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)mg
Total Omega 6smg
18D2mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoicmg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine mg%
Isoleucine mg%
Leucine mg%
Lysine mg%
Methionine mg%
Phenylalanine mg%
Threonine mg%
Tryptophan mg%
Valine mg%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
%
Percent Water Composition %
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)


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